Driving Manufacturing Growth and Job Creation in Central Pennsylvania
The Williamsport Inventor’s Club will be hosting Thomas Anderson, Anderson Alternative at its April meeting. Tom will take you on his journey researching, architecting, designing and building his off-grid home near Bloomsburg. Whether you are dreaming about embarking on a similar project or just interested in how it’s done, you can learn from his mistakes and successes and the wisdom he has gained in the process.
Technologies and techniques discussed include passive solar, earth sheltering, stack effect, types of insulation, solar thermal, hydronic radiant heating, root cellar refrigeration, photovoltaics, wind power, solar tubes, DC appliances, water conservation, home automation, backup and redundancy planning and other topics.
Tom Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2000 and has been working in software engineering for 20 years. In 2003, he purchased a hilltop property near Bloomsburg and designed and build an off-grid dream home from the ground up, employing innovative solutions to the unique problems off-grid building entails. He has formerly been a Green Advantage certified commercial/residential building practitioner. He also has been a guest lecturer on the top of off-grid building techniques for Pennsylvania College of Technology sustainable building and HVAC classes for many years.
The Williamsport Inventor’s Club is designed to educate, foster collaboration and networking and give attendees the tools, resources and knowledge they need to move their inventions forward.
The Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC) is host to the Williamsport/Lycoming Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ), which has provided program support to the Williamsport Inventor’s Club since its founding in 2007. Meetings take place on the 4th Wednesday of most months and are open to the public.
Attendance is free and open to the public; however, your RSVP is required.
New attendees are asked to arrive by 5:15 p.m. to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to the start of the meeting to protect the inventors and information exchanged.